Meaning of “originator” in the English Dictionary

"originator" in Business English

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originatornoun [ C ]

uk /əˈrɪdʒəneɪtər/ us

the person who first thinks of something and causes it to happen:

There are lots of reasons why the inventor or originator of an idea may not get the lion's share of the rewards.

FINANCE a person or company that arranges loans or other investments:

loan/mortgage originator
The company is the largest private-sector originator of student loans insured by the federal government.

(Definition of “originator” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)